• Zurich, Switzerland
  • Art Director

Martin Woodtli

Martin Woodtli is associated with a young Swiss design scene, running their studios mainly with an emphasis on passion and joy for design, rather than monetary interests. Woodtli seems to live after a quote from Brian Eno’s diary: to do something as persistently and sedulously as no one else would do, is a good way of creating something unique. His work manifests itself in complex typographic arrangements and dense, manicly layered patterns of everyday objects.

*1971, graphic design apprenticeship in Bern, graduate studies at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Zurich. He was working in New York for David Carson and Stefan Sagmeister and founded his own studio in Zurich in 1999. With idiosyncratic visual
experiments an approaches he quickly made his mark within the international design scene and won several design awards. He is author of the book „Woodtli“ (Die Gestalten, Berlin 2002). Since 2001 Woodtli teaches at the Lucerne School of Art and Design and is a guest
lecturer at diverse institutions in Switzerland and abroad. Within a competition for the new Swiss banknote series he was nominated second prize and received an invitation for the final round. 2007 he got the „designpreis schweiz“ first price Since 2000 he is a member of the AGI.